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Wake up before sunrise? Go outside and look for this meteor shower – Hawaii News Now




  According to Space.com, Eta Aquariids became visible on April 22 and remains visible until May 20th. (Source: Pixabay)
According to Space.com, Eta Aquariids became visible on April 22 and remain visible until May 20. (Source: Pixabay)

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1; Halley's comet is pouring debris back into the path of the earth.

If that sounds like a bad or dangerous thing, just rest. It's just dust and ice. And it's actually a pretty cool sight.

It's called a meteor shower. This special shower is called Eta Aquarid.

According to Space.com, it became visible on April 22 and will remain visible until May 20th. Visibility spikes for a week starting May 6, according to Robert Lunsford of the International Meteor

Space.com said that people in the southwest and central United States will have a good chance of seeing it, assuming the weather cooperates.

Of course science often plays cruel tricks on us if we want to satisfy our most innocent curiosities. The moonlight will make it harder to see the shower, according to Sky and Telescope.

And people in the southern hemisphere will see up to 60 meteors an hour. We Northerners will only see 10 per hour.

If you feel discouraged, do not be. Halley's Comet will throw even more debris in the way this year.

This meteor shower is called Orionid and will be here in October.

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